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Popular Union City building under renovations

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UNION CITY, Ohio - Ted Leahey said “207,” the building on Oak Street which he and Rick Root have been remodeling for three years was a popular place this past weekend during the Union City, Indiana’s first Arts Festival.“The Ball State show was in here,” he said. “We had 18 or 20 pieces from artists. We put the art up at the donors’ reception.”Leahey said the Preservation Society hopes it eventually becomes a coffee shop where people can come in relax, enjoy and listen to old 33 1/2 records.“We have no manager yet,” said Leahey, who doesn’t want to do it because of having no time or energy.

 

Harvest party slated

GREENVILLE - JC’s Coffee House officials are announcing their annual harvest party from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 24.All ages are welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.“If you’ve never been to the coffeehouse, now is the time to come and have a good time,” said organizers. “We will be having a hayride, weather permitting, cornhole game with prizes and enough interest.”Popcorn, pretzels and apple cider will be fr...

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Commissioners confirm Big Lots closing

GREENVILLE - On Monday the Darke County commissioners confirmed the impending closing of retail, closeout, chain-store, Big Lots located at 633 Wagner Ave.“The rumor has been confirmed. Big Lots did give us official notice today that they are closing up,” stated Commissioner Mike Rhoades. “And contrary to rumors out there, it didn’t close because of the commissioners. There was a serious effort made in this office to get them to stay by offering a reduction ...

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Haworth named Republican of the Year

DARKE COUNTY - Terry Haworth was named the 2014 Darke County Republican of the Year on Sunday evening at the Darke County Republican Pig Roast.“Well, I’m surprised - what a surprise,” said Haworth shaking his head in disbelief. “…I had the opportunity to serve as county commissioner for 20 years. They were good years and good times and it was a great opportunity to serve the people of Darke County. I always try to work hard and do my best…”...

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Meyer doesn’t want OSU to be satisfied

COLUMBUS — The J.T. Barrett bandwagon is rolling along, but there is one important person who hasn’t purchased his ticket yet.Ohio State’s redshirt freshman quarterback was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday after throwing for 261 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for 107 yards and two TDs in a 56-17 win over Rutgers.It was the second time Barrett has been named Player of the Week and the fourth ti...

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Versailles ranked 13th in state

COLUMBUS — The Versailles girls cross country team finished the regular season as the state’s 13th ranked team in the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches’ poll.The Versailles girls, the lone Darke County cross country team to be state-ranked this season, are 13th in the Division III rankings. The Lady Tigers were ranked in all eight of the weekly state polls this season, ranging from 13th to 17th.Versailles finished the regular season ra...

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October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

DARKE COUNTY - The Darke County commissioners have proclaimed the month of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.Annie Sonner, director of Shelter From Violence Inc., was on hand for the signing as were representatives of that organization and court officials.The proclamation reads, “Whereas, the crime of domestic violence violates an individual’s privacy and dignity, security and humanity, due to systematic use of physical, emotional, sexual, psycholo...

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Revival starts Tuesday

GREENVILLE - Revival services will be held at Greenville Wesleyan Holiness Church, 201 Hall St. (corner of Warren and Hall), Greenville, starting Tuesday and concluding on Oct. 26.Services will begin at 7 p.m. each day. Evangelist and singers will the The Rev. and Mrs. Bill McCoy.Pastor Rodney Robbins and congregation invite all to attend. For more information, call 937-548-0226.

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Cox repeats victory in talent competition

GREENVILLE - Eighth-grader Chloe Cox took first place for the second year in a row at the 2nd annual “Greenville’s Got Talent” competition held at Memorial Hall.Cox is 13 years old and attends St. Mary’s School in Greenville. She beat out 12 other competitors and won the competition by singing the song Last Love Song by ZZ Ward.Of the 13 talented individuals and groups who performed, three came out on top according to the judging standard...

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A night out with the Wavaires

GREENVILLE – The Greenville High School Vocal Music Department presents “A Night Out with The Wavaires,” Saturday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. at St. Clair Memorial Hall.All seats are reserved, and tickets may be purchased at the Greenville High School ticket booth, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. from Oct. 6 through Oct. 31. The price of the tickets is $6 for adults and $4 for students in advance and $7 for adults and $4 at the door. There are no refunds or exchanges. Tickets may also...

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State legislators give luncheon update to chamber members

DARKE COUNTY- On Friday The Darke County Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee hosted a State of the State luncheon for chamber member businesses and their employees.A panel that included State Representatives Richard Adams and Jim Buchy as well as Senator Bill Beagle and Senate President Keith Faber spoke to those in attendance following a time of networking.According to the Legislative Committee Chairman Jeff Kniese, in October of 2012, the committee was ranked 6th...

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Politics and religion

(Houston, Texas, October 2014) “The battle over a controversial equal rights ordinance is heating up in Houston, Texas, with revelations that the city has subpoenaed church sermons, among other documentation, from five local faith leaders.Officials have requested that these preachers deliver communications that have focused on homosexuality or the contentious equal rights ordinance, which these individuals have fervently opposed.The subpoenas, which were issued las...

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Versailles girls win district championship

CLAYTON — The Versailles girls cross country team won a district championship to qualify for regionals along with Arcanum’s Marcy Bradshaw and Bradford’s Bailey Brewer.The Ansonia, Arcanum, Bradford, Franklin Monroe, Mississinawa Valley, Tri-Village and Versailles girls country teams ran in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division III district meet on Saturday. The top four teams in each race plus all individual runners who finished in the top 16 of thei...

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Darke County boys qualify for regional meet

CLAYTON — The Versailles boys cross country team qualified for the regional meet along with Arcanum’s Isaac Stephens and Tri-Village’s Keenan Fraylick in the district meet on Saturday morning at Miami Valley Career Tech Center.The Ansonia, Arcanum, Bradford, Franklin Monroe, Mississinawa Valley, Tri-Village and Versailles boys country teams ran in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division III district meet on Saturday. The top four teams in each race plus...

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United Way offers Imagination Library for kids

DARKE COUNTY-As part of their education initiative, the Darke County United Way is excited to offer Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library at no cost to all children ages birth to five who are Darke County residents.A 60 volume set of books beginning with the classic The Little Engine That Could, this program was born from Parton’s passion for literacy and education.“This first story was Dolly’s favorite growing up,” stated Executive Di...

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2 Greenville runners qualify for regionals

CLAYTON — Greenville’s Jacob Butsch and Bailey Hartle qualified for the regional cross country meet by finishing in the top 16 of their district meet on Saturday morning at Miami Valley Career Tech Center.The Greenville boys and girls cross country teams ran in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division I district meet on Saturday. The top four teams in each race plus all individual runners who finished in the top 16 of their races qualified for regionals....

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S.H.I.N.E. - Fall family festival

GREENVILLE - On Sunday, Oct. 26, kids of all shapes and sizes dressed as princesses, cowboys and Superheroes will converge on EUM Worship Center for S.H.I.N.E., a community wide alternative to traditional Trick or Treat.S.H.I.N.E. is short for Share His Incredible News Everywhere and is hosted by Children’s Ministry at EUM Church. It’s a great way for kids and families from all over Darke County and beyond to participate in a safe, secure event that not only offers the ...

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Early registration times corrected

DARKE COUNTY - Listed is a corrected list of the remaining days the Darke County Board of Elections will be open for early/absentee voting for the Nov. 4 general election:(Monday - Friday) Oct. 20-24 — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.(Saturday) Oct. 25 — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.(Monday - Friday) Oct. 27-31 — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.(Saturday) Nov. 1 — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.(Sunday) Nov. 2 — 1 to 5 p.m.(Monday) Nov. 3 — 8 a.m. to ...

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